Islam

Editorial: Immigration and the U.S.

July 13, 2003

Source: Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk

On July 13, 2003 the Guardian printed an editorial by Gary Younge stating that "The US, however, thrives on an altogether more optimistic view of immigration into which the recent treatment of immigrants fits less easily - the notion not only that it is the home of successive generations of immigrants but the model for successful immigration itself. It is an image that goes back to the Mayflower carrying asylum seekers in search of a land where they...

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Update: Muslim Youth Camp in Iowa Approved

July 13, 2003

Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen

http://www.press-citizen.com/news/071303ali.htm

On July 13, 2003 the Iowa City Press-Citizen reported that "although talk of a planned Muslim youth camp in North Liberty has generated much controversy, Manzoor Ali remains as calm as the tranquil location of the site... 'That is the beauty of this country,' Ali said of negative opinions expressed about the camp. 'They have freedom of speech. Suppose anything is said against me... if I'm OK, I...

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Controversy Surrounding Norman Geisler's Views on Islam

July 13, 2003

Source: North Jersey

http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkzJmZnYmVsN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk2NDAyMTAy

On July 13, 2003 the North Jersey reported that "The Rev. Dr. Norman L. Geisler... president of a seminary in Charlotte, N.C., has said repeatedly that the world's second-largest religion is dangerously violent... And he's finding a receptive audience in churches throughout the nation, including two...

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Carbondale Ethnic Festival Interfaith Service in Illinois

July 13, 2003

Source: The Southern

http://www.southernillinoisan.com/rednews/2003/07/14/build/local/LOC001.html

On July 13, 2003 The Southern reported that "people of all religious faiths and backgrounds need to take the messages they learn in their houses of worship and come together as a unified force for the betterment of their communities... That was the message of Rabbi Mark Shook of Temple Israel in St. Louis, who spoke at the Carbondale Ethnic Festival...

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Update: Muslim Youth Camp in Iowa Approved

July 13, 2003

Source: Des Moines Register

http://desmoinesregister.com/opinion/stories/c2125555/21697425.html

On July 13, 2003 the Des Moines Register published an editorial by the Register Editorial Board stating that "opposition to establishing the first summer camp for Muslim youth in the nation by Coralville Lake may be based on concerns about protecting the environment, the cost of government services needed and increased traffic, but that's not all... Suspicion...

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Editorial: Silent Interfaith Meetings with the Religious Society of Friends

July 12, 2003

Source: The Register-Guard

http://www.registerguard.com/news/2003/07/12/d7.rel.trimcolumn.0712.html

On July 12, 2003 The Register-Guard printed an editorial by Helen Park stating that "the Friends Meeting... is distinct from the Friends Church... We have no pastor or prescribed order of service. We worship in silence, with occasional ministry that can come from anyone present. We believe that everyone has direct access to Divine inspiration and...

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Muslim Community Concerned about Anti-Abortion Group: Interfaith Community Unite in Support

July 12, 2003

Source: Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/local/6287285.htm

On July 12, 2003 the Charlotte Observer reported that "leaders of Charlotte's Muslim community say they're trying to put a positive spin on what they see as an attack on their religion by an anti-abortion group that also denounces Islam and homosexuality... Hundreds of supporters of Concord-based Operation Save America are expected to gather in the Charlotte area today for a...

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Editorial: Seeming Lack of Religious Tolerance in Central Illinois

July 11, 2003

Source: The Daily Journal

http://www.daily-journal.com/content/?id=30422

On July 11, 2003 The Daily Journal printed an editorial by Phil Angelo stating that "there is nothing so American as respecting the beliefs of others and allowing them the freedom to practice those beliefs. Sadly, twice in recent weeks, religious intolerance has come to the forefront... In early June, the Kankakee County Board [IL] voted 15-8 against granting a special use permit for a proposed Muslim...

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First Indian Muslim Council Convention Held

July 11, 2003

Source: India Abroad

On July 11, 2003 India Abroad reported that "around 600 people attended the Indian Muslim Council-USA first annual convention in San Francisco last week. IMC founding President Shaik Ubaid called the convention... an extremely important gathering of people of all faiths."

Louisiana Organization Seeks Peace Through Interfaith Dialogue

July 11, 2003

Source: The News-Star

http://www.thenewsstar.com/html/0DA2B8AF-36FF-44A6-A6BC-DCD2E6AC5D64.shtml

On July 11, 2003 The News-Star reported that "a panel of scholars and lay people from different faith groups and international communities will talk at Neville High School tonight about how to overcome obstacles to personal and world peace... The forum, called 'Overcoming Obstacles to Peace, Friendship and Joy,' is sponsored by the Eagle Vision...

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Editorial: Reaffirm the Bonds Between Different Faiths

July 10, 2003

Source: The Journal

http://www.dcmilitary.com/navy/journal/8_27/commentary/24079-1.html

On July 10, 2003 The Journal published an editorial by Imam Yahya Hendi stating that "'we fear what we do not know.' This statement is attributed to Ali bin Abi Talib, the fourth caliph of Islam... Unfortunately, after 1,400 years, it still applies in far too many places. Even though modern technology and communication means contacts between the inhabitants of the...

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Muslim Family Experiences Religious Harassment in Northern Ireland

July 10, 2003

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/3055051.stm

On July 10, 2003 the BBC News ran an article based on an interview with a Muslim family experiencing religious discrimination in Northern Ireland. The premise for the article read: "What's it like to be a Muslim in Northern Ireland? When a Muslim family moved to the province they hoped to side-step the troubles between Catholics and Protestants. Instead, they became a new target for local...

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Hotels Offering Variety of Holy Books

July 10, 2003

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/vacations/destinations/2003/2003-07-11-bibles.htm

On July 10, 2003 USA Today reported that "bucking a ubiquitous hotel industry tradition that dates back to 1908, the Borgata has nixed in-room Bibles in favor of stocking its lobby library with loaner editions of the Gideon Bible and 12 other religious texts, from Jehovah the First Godfather to the Bhagavad-Gita... And as the beleaguered hotel...

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Monroeville, PA Council Rejects Permit for Mosque

July 10, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/news/2324655/detail.html

On July 10, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "the Imamia Organization has been trying to start a mosque in a Monroeville [PA] house for about 18 months. According to a variance the Monroeville zoning board approved in September, the mosque would be able to hold up to 68 people and have 17 parking spaces... But Monroeville Council on Tuesday rejected the group's...

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